• Brazil summons Costa and leaves out Luiz for friendlies

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil summoned Juventus winger Douglas Costa and left out Chelsea defender David Luiz for friendlies against Japan and England next month.

  • Juventus tops Champs League prize money table; Leicester 2nd

    GENEVA (AP) — Beaten finalist Juventus topped the Champions League prize money table in receiving 110.4 million euros ($130.4 million) from UEFA last season.

  • Russia glad to welcome Blatter, Platini as World Cup guests

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia “would be glad” to see banned former soccer leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini in Russia next year at the World Cup.

  • Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics.

  • Young Kiwi sailors Burling, Tuke go for Triple Crown

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Together, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand won Olympic silver and gold medals, and then the America’s Cup.

  • Brexit, migrants and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is Europe’s big worry but isn’t the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit.

  • British star Ainslie mentors next generation of sailors

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sir Ben Ainslie is so keen to win back the America’s Cup for Britain that he’ll spend the weekend sailing with and mentoring a crew of young countrymen who one day could be competing for the oldest trophy in international sports.

  • Lyon player punched by supporter holding child at Everton

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton has banned a supporter who appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player in a Europa League game.

  • FIFA says deal close to resolve transfer system complaint

    ZURICH (AP) — A complaint to the European Commission challenging soccer’s transfer market is set to be withdrawn by the global group of players’ unions, according to FIFA.

  • AP Explains: Status of high stakes Spain-Catalonia standoff

    MADRID (AP) — Spain is enduring its most acute political crisis since the return of democracy in the late 1970s, with Catalonia, its most prosperous region, positioning itself to declare its independence. Spain is moving to curtail Catalonia’s self-governing powers should the region’s leaders finally make that independence call. No compromise is in sight. Here is the status of the standoff and a look at what may happen over the coming days.